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    Richmond va

    Anyone know of a good place for first winter hangs near Richmond va?

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    You are 50 min out from the Shenandoa ! I used to live in Richmond ! We would hit the mtns every other weekend!
    High ground is dry ground!
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    Shenandoah National Park

    or

    George Washington National Forest

    Either place is practically 100 forested, so finding places to hang is not a problem.

    Here's a link to a few YouTube videos I have posted on various hikes / camping trips I have taken in both of these places.

    Good luck!

    http://www.youtube.com/user/cspitler/videos?view=0

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    if you dont have time to head out to the mountains, there are always the state parks:

    Pocahontas SP is a bit to the south of you in Chesterfield County.

    Bear Creek Lake SP, Twin Lakes SP, and James River SP are all within an hour of you.

    To the north, there is Lake Anna SP and further north near Quantico is Prince William Forest Park.

    Also, Powhatan Wildlife Mgmt Area is a nice free place for woodsy adventures--just be sure to wear your blaze orange during hunting season.

    But if you have time and are near the mountains may i strongly suggest:

    St. Mary's Wilderness
    Ramsey's Draft Wilderness
    Mt Pleasant Recreation Area
    Dolly Sods Wilderness/Roaring Plains area in WV
    Laurel Fork Wilderness--amazing amazing area
    the triple crown (MacAfee's Knob/Tinker Cliffs/Dragons Tooth) on the A.T.
    Mt. Rodgers Recreation Area proper
    any section of the A.T. from Atkins to Daleville
    also the James River Face Wilderness

    Seek out and search the sites hikingupward.com and http://www.midatlantichikes.com...these were the two websites that started this whole obsession for me

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    First winter hang should be someplace where you can go inside if you're cold, like your back yard. Second best (and better in many respects) is going to a winter hang with others. Mt Rogers is one such. We all look out for each other.

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    Thanks guys! I will be backyard hanging this weekend! I definetly want to do a group hang in the near future! I will be hanging at a 2 state dog in nc in march though!

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    I realy want to go to the Shenandoa

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    Im up for Shan here in the future as soon as i get some warmer gear in. so if someone wants to plan a trip count me and my pups in. Id plan but work can be unpredictable and stuff like this doesnt go so well if the leader bails

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    Richmond va

    I'm game for hanging sat night.

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    Got a group hike and hang planned first weekend in April in JNF. Right after that I plan to do another hike-n-hang few weeks later in Shenandoah. Want to knock out 3-5 trips by end of spring, hopefully.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=65092

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